PERSIAN HISTORY

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The country which is now called Iran, but was for a long time better known under the name of Persia, is a mountain plateau surrounded by ranges of higher mountains, wedged in between the Caspian sea and the Indian Ocean.

Missionari di una rivoluzione religiosa: lo Zoroastrismo - Per comprendere la saggezza politica e la propensione morale degli Iraniani bisogna risalire ai fondamenti dei loro antichi concetti religiosi. Fu nel dominio delle idee
Caravanserai: a place where cultures meet - The word caravanserai is a persian word, combining “caravan” with “sarayi” or “serai”, meaning palace, dwelling or enclosed court. Caravan also in english refers to a group or convoy of traders, soldiers, pilgrims engaged in a long distance travel.
The Gate of All Lands - The ruins of Persepolis, symbol of Persian might at its zenith, rise starkly today from a plain in southern Iran, set on a walled terrace near the foot of a mountain.
The monumental tombs in Naqsh-e-Rostam - Just a few kilometers north of Persepolis, the monumental tombs of Darius II, Artaxerxes I and Darius I were hewn into a rock cliff, called Naqsh-e-Rostam.
The lion and the bull, and the astronomy in Persepolis - The lion and bull combat is a recurrent theme among Persepolis sculptures.
Persepolis, a Greek name - 2.500 years after it was built, the ruines of Persepoli site, the greatest and impressive persian Achaemenid kings residence,
Ferdowsi and the Book of Kings - During the Samanid era (874-998 A.C) and the Ghaznavid dinasty, the courts were graced wih the genius of the world famous poet Ferdowsi,
The greatest empire of ancient times - In less than 70 years, beginning around 560 B.C. Persia’s Achaemenid Kings brought together all the disparate nations of the ancient Middle East into a single political unit.
The world first postal service of Darius the Great - To ensure the control and development of his immense empire, the persian Achaemenid King Darius the Great connected his cities by means of a network of stone-paved roads, along which caravans could journey safely and comfortably,
The first charter of liberty of nations - “I am Cyrus, king of the world, great King, mighty King, King of Babylon, King of the Land of Sumer and Akkad, King of the four quarters, son of Cambyses, great King,

 

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